state socialism

noun
  1. the theory, doctrine, and movement advocating a planned economy controlled by the state, with state ownership of all industries and natural resources.

Origin of state socialism

First recorded in 1875–80
Related formsstate socialist, noun
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state socialism

noun
  1. a variant of socialism in which the power of the state is employed for the purpose of creating an egalitarian society by means of public control of major industries, banks, etc, coupled with economic planning and a social security system
Derived Formsstate socialist, noun
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